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1830EST: 2021-2022 Artist Talk

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Douglas Rosenberg

Event Date: May 10th, 2022

Douglas Rosenberg is a filmmaker working with dance and performance. His films have been screened internationally for over 30 years at venues including, Lincoln Center, NY, Kennedy Center, Washington DC, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and elsewhere. He has been a long-time advocate of screen dance and the recipient of numerous awards.

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Teens Activate Faculty

Event Date: April 26th, 2022

Juana Farfanis is an independent artist and dance educator based in Atlanta, Georgia, originally from Bogota, Colombia. Chris James is a national award-winning spoken word poet, TED Talks speaker, and more. Marcus Montgomery is the owner of Next Move Consulting, providing creative approaches for engaging and educating youth. Amanda Sieradzkiis an interdisciplinary choreographer, educator, and arts journalist based in Tampa, FL.

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Ishmael Houston-Jones, Snowflake Calvert, Julie B. Johnson & DeMarcus Suggs

Event Date: March 7th, 2022

Ishmael Houston-Jones is an award-winning choreographer, author, performer, teacher, and curator. Snowflake Calvert is a professional dancer, drag performer/event host, entrepreneur, and filmmaker. Julie B. Johnson works in the intersections of creative practice and research, and social justice to discover ways that dance can serve as a practice of inquiry, empathy, and empowerment. DeMarcus Suggs is an arts advocate and cultural worker with over a decade of professional experience in the sector.

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 Jennifer Scully-Thurston

Event Date: March 2nd, 2022

Jennifer Scully-Thurston has meandered her way in and out of Dance, Movement, and the Arts her whole life. She has traveled the world in Off-Broadway shows, and small contemporary companies, taught in higher education, and found her voice again as a "Dancer With An Attitude" writing Dance, Theater, and Book reviews.

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Adam Larsen

Event Date: January 25, 2022

Adam Larsen is a documentary filmmaker and projection designer. Designs include Hal Prince’s LoveMusik on Broadway; Esperanza Spalding’s 12 Little Spells national tour; Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking The Waves at Opera Philadelphia and the Prototype Festival; just to name a few.

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Felipe Barral

Event Date: December 1st, 2021

Felipe Barral is a multimedia storyteller who expresses himself in many ways –through his films, videos, and audiovisual works, his music, his art, and his writing. Felipe is an Emmy award-winning producer is the Founder and CEO of his own production company, IGNI Productions. specialized on cinematic content for the arts;

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Walter Apps, Iman Siferllah-Griffin & Laith Stevenson

Event Date: November 10th, 2021

Walter Apps started his dance training at the age of 4. He received his BFA from Point Park University in 2016. Iman Siferllah-Griffin is an Emmy-nominated dancer/movement artist based on Mvskoke Creek and Tsalagi lands Atl, GA. Laith Ilia Stevenson (she/they) is a movement artist and published poet from rural Alabama.

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Kristin O'Neal and Julio Medina

Kristin O’Neal is a performer, teacher, and choreographer residing in Atlanta, GA. She received her MFA in Dance from Hollins University/ADF. Julio Medina is a first-generation Chicano from South Central Los Angeles and an Assistant Professor in the Dance & Movement Studies Program at Emory University.

Event Date: September 29th, 2021

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Christian Meyer

Event Date: October 20th, 2021

Christian Meyer is a Berlin-based composer,  musician, and photographer. He is a prize-winning creator of scores for movies, commercials, dance theatre, concerts, and performances. He also builds sound installations and photography exhibitions


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